Operations Manager

The successful candidate will report to the General Manager.


Main duties will, amongst other include:

  • Providing leadership and mentoring to all key resources at the facility.
  • Directs, manages, and optimizes the overall operations of the  packing facility.
  • In conjunction with management, sets policies and makes decisions guiding productivity, quality, and cost efficiency of plant operations.
  • Establish systems to collect metrics, analyse productivity and set performance targets that will meet revenue and cost goals.
  • Drive lean and World class principals and methodologies.
  • Leads the development and deployment of citrus packing practices focused on quality and continuous improvement.
  • Ensures robust plant safety and security procedures and training are in place and that operations are in compliance with all required regulations and legislation.
  • Leads any labour relations activities involving the plant.
  • Directs plant level support functions including all procurement, engineering, materials, quality assurance and human resources to ensure alignment with overall plant operations.
  • Conduct performance appraisals and provide coaching and guidance to all operations managers.
  • Influence a positive culture of staff engagement at the facility.


Minimum Requirements


  • Relevant tertiary qualification is essential – Industrial/ Mechanical/Electrical/Chemical Engineering degree coupled with 10+ years’ management experience)
  • Business qualification will be advantageous.
  • Fully computer literate – MS Office including Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Good administrative skills
  • Good knowledge of BRC, HACCP, and Global GAP accreditation requirements
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Sound interpersonal skills
  • Exceptional resilience to pressure
  • Ability to work with teams and lead decision-making processes in a team environment
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate people, assess and develop employee skills
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